Road to Hana
The Road to Hana is a must-do road trip on Maui. Known for it’s winding curves, cliffsides, and spectacular views, the 64.4-mile Hana Highway connects Kahului to the town of Hana in east Maui. You’ll see sprawling ocean vistas, waterfalls, and pools.
Our Road to Hana Maui Guide
The Road to Hana takes about five hours in one direction, but it all depends on how many stops you make and how long you stay at each destination. When planning your itinerary for the Road to Hana, consider these tips:
Have a Road to Hana Map
Cell phone service is not reliable along the Road to Hana. Make your map available offline or pick up a paper map.
Hit the Road Early
The Road to Hana is one of the most popular destinations for travelers, so start your adventure earlier so you will avoid larger crowds.
Bring Snacks and Beverages
While there is a few spots to stop along the route, they are few and far between. It's best to have snacks and beverages so you don't have to stop. A few places that you can stop for food along the route include Nahiku Marketplace, Halfway to Hana, Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread, and Grandma's Coffee Shop.
Plan Your Stops Ahead of Time
Do your research ahead of time to be sure that you can have ample time at each destination without rushing or missing anything you truly want to see.
Must-Visit Stops Along Road to Hana
Garden of Eden - Mile Marker 10
The Garden of Eden Arboretum is most known for its appearance in the opening scene of "Jurassic Park." This arboretum and botanical garden features perfectly manicured grounds on 26 acres along the coast. Learn more about the Garden of Eden, their hours of admission and entrance fees.
The Keanae Peninsula was created from the lava flow originating from the Haleakala Crater and today features an old Hawaiian village and a church dating back to 1856.
Upper Waikani Falls - Mile Marker 19
Also known as Three Bears, Upper Waikani Falls is one of the most popular spots along the Road to Hana. When the falls are clear, you can stand under the waterfalls which make for a fantastic photo.
Wai’anapanapa State Park - Mile Marker 32
Remote, wild, volcanic coastline offer solitude in this 122-acrew park with a rugged shoreline and black sand beaches. Depending the conditions, the park can get a bit crowded. This location is an excellent opportunity to view a seabird colony and natural stone arch.
Wailua Falls - Mile Marker 45
Wailua Falls is a dramatic waterfall located past Hana, en route to the Pools of 'Ohe'o on Honolewa Stream. There is a picturesque plunge pool at the base of the waterfalls if you want to swim before traveling further. Unlinke most roadside waterfalls, there is plenty of roadside parking.
Hamoa Beach - Mile Marker 50
Hamoa Beach is a stunning crescent-shaped beach lined with Hala trees. The silky sand runs into the ocean, meaning you will not be walking on volcanic rock and coral. As a bonus, Hamoa Beach has facilities including a restroom, picnic area, and a foot washing station at the base of the paved path that leads to the parking area.
Plan Your West Maui Vacation
Maui is home to an abundance of hidden, beautiful gems. Whether you’re chasing waterfalls, rainforests, or beaches, you’ll always have something else to explore on Maui. Start planning your vacation and book your Maui vacation rental today.